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Topic: Depression due to long term anxiety

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. linguini
    linguini avatar
    1 posts
    23 September 2021

    Hi Everyone,

    I am new here and was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. For over 8 years I lived with extreme anxiety as a child. Now I can confidently say that anxiety is not a daily struggle for me anymore. But for the last year and a half I have developed depression which has become extremely severe depression. As my life has gotten calmer my therapist and myself think it is knee jerk reaction to all those years living in fear and being completely exhausted by it. Now I am on medication for it and find it hard to feel positive emotions and block most negative emotions making me just go through the motions. I am still high functioning, studying, working, had a job interview yesterday, social life is ok - could be better. Anyone else relate?

  2. bonzakanga
    bonzakanga avatar
    1 posts
    23 September 2021 in reply to linguini
    I know exactly what you’re talking about. Had terrible anxiety as a kid but never understood is was actually anxiety until I was older. I always wondered why people didn’t freak out and feel things the way I did as a kid.
    then the same thing happened, I started to live with it but it’s all caught up to me and led to a pretty bad depressive state. Don’t really have a solution sorry but I understand
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